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Tessitura Network advises on leadership transition at end of 2020

Tessitura Network advises on leadership transition at end of 2020
August 27, 2020

Leading attractions, arts and culture technology solutions provider Tessitura Network has advised that its Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Jack Rubin will be transitioning to an Advisory/Ambassador status at year-end and will serve in that capacity during 2021.

The transition, planned five years ago by Rubin, will see  Andrew Recinos, who has served as Tessitura President since 2017, and has been associated in various roles and capacities with Tessitura since 2002, take on the role of President and Chief Executive starting 1st January 2021.

From fundraising and memberships to ticketing, marketing, education, analytics, and more, Tessitura's unified platform enables a seamless, 360-degree view of all donors, members, and volunteers within a single database. Tessitura provides targeting and insight capabilities so the “right” engagement can happen at the optimal time.

Tessitura Network has been actively releasing tools and programs to meet the needs of organisations and facilities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to produce updates for the future.

On the transition of leadership, Rubin commented “I could not be prouder of what the exceptional Tessitura Network team has accomplished over the last nineteen years. We formed a unique non-profit cooperative business model governed by our users for the success of arts, cultural, and public media organisations.

“To that end, we implemented a unified Tessitura software platform and provided exceptional support and service for over 700 organisations of all sizes and maintained a retention rate of over 95%.

“We continually innovate Tessitura every year as our mission calls for. And, we facilitate the ongoing sharing of knowledge and insights between organisations and professionals locally, nationally, and globally.

“I never expected to be leaving during a pandemic when I drew up this timeline years ago and I am confident the Tessitura Network is well positioned to weather the storm and provide real value to our users no matter what stage of the recovery they are in.

Rubin added “Andrew Recinos is an exceptional leader and communicator, and has deep and broad experience in arts, culture, and business. His service as a Tessitura consultant, on the Tessitura Next-Generation leadership steering committee, Tessitura Executive Vice President, and Tessitura President has been at the highest performing levels. We have been working closely together for years, and I have complete confidence the company is well positioned to enter our third decade leading the industry and advancing the business of arts and culture.

“We’ve been preparing for this for quite a while ... above all, we wanted to create a smooth leadership transition that would be comfortable for both our team and our member organisations. Andrew and I have been making major decisions jointly for some time and the company is exceptionally well structured financially and organizationally. I look forward to continued involvement to assist in any roles in 2021 that can be valuable. Until then we have a great deal to accomplish.”

Recinos commented “I am honoured to be chosen by the Tessitura Network Board to serve as President and Chief Executive beginning in 2021. Jack Rubin has crafted this business from a tiny startup to a global force for good. I look forward to leading the next chapter of our story.

"I have worked alongside Jack for more than eight years and learned from him every day. As we look to the future, I am committed to continuing Tessitura’s mission-driven focus on innovation, service, community, and industry leadership. This transition comes at an undeniably difficult time for our members and our industry. I am humbled and proud to lead our talented team in helping our members navigate their current realities and evolve toward a stronger future.”

Click here to contact the Tessitura Network via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Images of Tessitura Asia Pacific clients -  National Portrait Gallery Canberra (top, courtesy of Visit Canberra) and the Auckland War Memorial Museum (below).

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